Screening for dilated cardiomyopathy in Great Danes in the United Kingdom.

  title={Screening for dilated cardiomyopathy in Great Danes in the United Kingdom.},
  author={Hannah Stephenson and Sonja Fonfara and Jordi L{\'o}pez-Alvarez and Peter Cripps and Joanna Dukes-Mcewan},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  volume={26 5},
BACKGROUND Great Danes (GD) are predisposed to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), but little is known about progression, clinical manifestations, or inheritance in dogs in the UK. For echocardiographic screening, breed-specific reference intervals (RI) are required. OBJECTIVES To document the prevalence, clinical manifestations, and inheritance of DCM in UK GD. To establish RI for Doppler echocardiography (ECHO) in GD. ANIMALS One hundred and seven client-owned GDs. METHODS Echocardiographic… CONTINUE READING
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